Dr. Tamatha R. Barbeau

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Dr. Tamatha R. Barbeau

Associate Professor of Biology, Coordinator of Pre-Veterinary Program

Office: MSB 301H
Phone: 843-661-4651



Ph.D. Zoology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. 2004.
M.Sc. Zoology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. 2001.
B.S. Biology, State University of New York at Oswego, NY. Cum Laude, 1992.
A.A.S. Veterinary Technology, State University of New York at Canton, NY. Magna Cum Laude, 1990.


I received my Associate’s degree in Veterinary Science Technology at SUNY Canton, NY., Bachelor of Science degree at SUNY Oswego, and my M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Florida, Department of Zoology. Now I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Biology at Francis Marion University .

My research interests include reproductive anatomy and physiology, and also conservation and monitoring of reptile and amphibian populations. You can find more details regarding my research interests, teaching, and service on my webpage and my Curriculum Vitae.

If you are interested in undergraduate research within the Department of Biology, please go to PURE Program page. To find more information about the Pre-Veterinary Program and advising, or the Pre-Vet Club, please go to the Pre-Veterinary Program page. For my Biology advisees, please go to my Academic Advising page.

Courses Taught:

Biology of Sex (BioL 213)
Gender Studies (GS 200)
Human Anatomy (Biol 205)
Human Biology (Biol 104)
Human Physiology (Biol 236)
Senior Seminar (Biol 499)


FMU has the lowest cost of attendance of any college in South Carolina, based on rankings from CollegeFactual.com.

Meaningful Academics

The liberal arts remain the foundation of a great education for all FMU students, but we’ve developed an array of professional programs to meet the 21st century needs of both our students and our community.

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The University keeps class sizes small because that’s the environment that best facilitates learning. A 15:1 student-professor ratio, and a student enrollment of 4,000 provides the perfect balance to enhance learning and still promote a diverse selection of programs.


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Francis Marion University has been recognized for six straight years as a “Great College to Work For” Honor Roll university by the Chronicle for Higher Ed. More at http://www.chronicle.com/interactives/greatcolleges18

FMU is consistently ranked among the Best Regional Universities by U.S. News and World Report.
Francis Marion University is listed as the Best Ethnically Diverse University in the South by U.S. News and World Report.


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